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TheApesOfWrath

Joined May 2016

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Before She Was Found | Heather Gudenkauf
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The best part of being a lie-berry-an is this kind of business.

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Cicada | Shaun Tan
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OH MY GOD. This book, a small little read, is something else. Impossible to describe the feelings. Ten thumbs up.

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Leo the Late Bloomer | Robert Kraus
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This book is awesome, the art is gorgeous, my son loves it and I love reading it to him.

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The Last Stone | Mark Bowden
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True crime journalism, mostly dialogue taken directly from transcripts of police interviews with the suspect. Good stuff. Devastating.

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Pretty sure the baby on the cover of The Sleepeasy Solution is wearing false eyelashes. My Eddiebear doesn't need that FAKE NEWS!

Jess7 😳😂 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Is this...readable? The reviews are off the charts, but I tend to be suspicious of "creative" prose. Flipping through it made me nervous, can I get into it? Am I smart enough?!

Susannah The only thing that I would caution you about is that it's choppy; it jumps around to many different narrators/narratives. But the content itself does not make it a difficult read. It's a different kind of novel, though, no question. 3y
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Love Is a Tutu | Amy Novesky
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This is technically a baby board book, but the quality is amazing. Beautiful heavy pages, vibrant pinks and deep blacks- just trust me and get this book, you will look at it and go OH!

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Pickpick

Beautiful, lush, serene. Ten thumbs up, acquire immediately!

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Found this at a thrift store and remembered trying to solve the puzzle when I was a kid. Bet I can finally figure it out with my oodles of time and fancy adult brain!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love this book!! I think I discovered it high school and had a blast with it 3y
Owlizabeth I haven't thought of this in ages! 3y
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Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear | N. M. Bodecker, Erik Blegvad
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This book is amazing; a primer on mansplaining. Mary's lazy husband sits and lectures her on all the things that need to be done before winter arrives- as she does them. I bought this copy used because it's out of print and I had to have it! Ten thumbs up! Go, Mary!

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Damn right he does!

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Another book I planned on reading before the baby came. This one was supposed to inspire me to be strong and persevere!

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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I checked this out a few days before I was induced, with the idea that I would spend my maternity leave doing lots of reading. Remains unopened, obviously.

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My next nonfiction pick. Teeth are such a class signifier in this country.

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"Here's the thing you have to understand about Ted Cruz. I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz."

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha! Tell us how you really feel Al! Ok, I might have to pick this one up too! 3y
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Strega Nona: Book & CD | Tomie DePaola
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Sorry I was gone for a minute- I had a baby!

ClairesReads Congrats! So cute! 3y
Melwilk Congratulations! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Congratulations! ❤️ 3y
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britt_brooke So sweet! Congratulations! 💚💚💚 3y
Reviewsbylola Omg 😍😍 3y
CAGirlReading Congratulations!🎉💖 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh!! Congratulations! And you already have Stregna Nona, so baby is off to a great beginning! 3y
Laura317 Congratulations! Beautiful baby!! 3y
AmandaL Awww! Congrats!!! 🤗 3y
LauraBrook What a sweetie - congrats! 3y
Caryl ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Yes x 100.

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Boo-La-La Witch Spa | Samantha Berger
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Just say "boo la la witch spa" out loud. Don't you already feel better? Works every time!

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My goal for this fall is to memorize The Gashlycrumb Tinies so I can recite it to my baby and also at parties.

BekahB I love this book! Edward Gorey is great. 😀 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Fantastic goal! It was always one of my daughter's favorites. 3y
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"Can only trust my breasts now. I like my breasts, nothing can be killed by them. Hand, foot, tongue, gaze, all weapons from which nothing is safe. But not my breasts."

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Sweet | Emmy Laybourne
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I don't read a ton of YA, but when Chris (teen librarian) recommends something it's usually worth it. So she tells me about Sweet, in which a new sweetener with miracle weight loss properties is developed, and tested, on a cruise full of drama and UNEXPECTED EFFECTS! (Ok, she told it better).

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Ugly | Robert Hoge
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Been waiting for this J/YA memoir: "Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy."

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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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"An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue and right to rule, while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot. An England utterly strange and utterly real."

BekahB I've seen this book on the bookstore and library shelf but I didn't really take the opportunity to find out what it's about. Then the other day one of the book podcasts I listen to talked about it and I thought, oh, I need to get my hands on this book ASAP! 😀 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled How totally weird. Im in! 3y
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A children's book about my hero of heroes, RBG? Ten copies, please!

CuriousTeeth Whaaaaaaat?! This is amazing, how have I not heard of this yet? 3y
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We Found a Hat | Jon Klassen
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SO EXCITED! The MOST excited!

BekahB I LOVE Jon Klassen!! His hat books crack me up! 😂 3y
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What to Expect When You're Expecting | Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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"What to Expect When You're Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today's 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It's read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book." Well, ok then! Am I cool with this 2008 version I found or should I get a newer one? Anyone have any other book suggestions?

RebeccaH I was part of the 10% who didn't read this! I read The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy and signed up for babycenter.com emails and that was it. I've heard What to Expect is a intense?? Anyway, congrats! 3y
SusanInTiburon I imagine the 2008 version will be good enough. It certainly would be if you already had a 6-year-old! 😉 3y
TheApesOfWrath @SusanInTiburon This will be our first! I picked up an old copy at the library book sale when I found out on Friday! 3y
TheApesOfWrath @RebeccaH Thanks for the recc- will definitely check it out! 3y
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Looks so goood, can't wait to reeead.

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Shockingly, this amazing book sale find is not in the database to tag! (I bet The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee is ace too).

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Ok, excited for this one. Excited that it EXISTS, frankly. John Lewis is the real deal.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes he is! I'm so excited about these too! And since it will be awhile until I get to them, I can't wait to see what you think of them. 3y
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I know I'm not the only one who believed it would be super easy to sneak into a museum and just live there for a piece. And also solve ancient mysteries and stuff, as one does as a child.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I'd still enjoy that! 3y
Bookzombie You are not the only one! 🤓 3y
Merethebookgal Yes! 😄 3y
CuriousTeeth This is maybe my favourite book of all time. I dreamed of going to live at the Met. 3y
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"A travel guide to dangerous and frightful destinations."

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ooo! I recently heard about that suicide forest in Japan. This book sounds cool!! 3y
JPeterson Ahh, yes! I've been meaning to read this! 3y
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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Ugh, too good. A picture book about Jane Goodall. JUST TAKE MY MONEY!

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Say Hello! | Rachel Isadora
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So where's everyone from? I'm in Iowa.

SusanInTiburon California -- SF Bay Area 3y
Suzze Michigan, just west of Detroit. 3y
britt_brooke I'm in the Nashville area, but originally from Kentucky. Lived in several other states in between. 😉 3y
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Melwilk I'm in NE Ohio, but originally I am from southern Indiana. 3y
Chessa @Suzze we lived in Ferndale for four years! 3y
BookishFeminist Washington, DC! 3y
Chessa After 7 years in Seattle, we relocated to Helena, MT last September. 3y
Bookzombie I'm in San Antonio, Texas. 3y
Well-ReadNeck Atlanta, Georgia 🍑 3y
LeahBergen Canada 🇨🇦 3y
mllemay Ottawa 🇨🇦 3y
bookishkris Denver, CO, after a childhood in Rhode Island. 3y
jessberk13 Born and raised in NY and now living in Philadelphia. My dad is from Dubuque, Iowa! 3y
EliseWhitmore I have lived in almost every state west of the Mississippi, but think we have found our forever home in Portland OR 🌲🚴🗻 3y
Eyelit Austin, TX 😃 3y
Suzze @Chessa I have many friends in Ferndale! Great town. 3y
NCNY Queens, NY 3y
Ms.Story Raised in Mississippi - but currently living in Scotland! 3y
LauraBrook Just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin! 🧀🌭🍺 3y
Autumn A suburb of Columbus, OH 3y
queerbookreader Upstate NY 🎉 3y
Lindy Edmonton, Alberta 🇨🇦 3y
LeslieO Buffalo, NY 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Baton Rouge, Louisiana 🐊 3y
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This is the second Buddy and Earl book, and it's amazing. It's about the friendship between a hedgehog and a dog, and it's every bit as satisfying as you're imagining. There's a dog carrying a purse on the cover and a hedgehog who falls in love with a hairbrush- do I really need to go on? Get this book to read to all the baby children in your life, and then also to read to yourself when you need to be reminded that the world is good.

Chessa This sounds amazing! 3y
Gezemice Cute! 3y
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Thank you to everyone for saying such comforting things to me after I posted about Spikey yesterday. Seeing how many people who don't even know me but cared enough to reach out anyway really helped me. This is a great community.

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Japanese Chin | Claude V. Alexander
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Rest in treats, Spikey. It was your time to cross the rainbow bridge. We're sad so you never have to be.

BookishFeminist ☹️ I'm so sorry 3y
Sue ❤️ I'm so sorry 😔 3y
LauraBrook Oh, I'm so sorry! My heart is aching for you. ❤️🐾❤️ 3y
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Carol My heart breaks. I'm so sorry. 💔 3y
MrBook 😱😿 3y
Eyelit So sorry. 🐶😓 take care! 3y
britt_brooke Aw, so sorry. ((hugs)) 3y
Gezemice Oh I am so sorry. Sending you sympathy. 🐶 3y
CherylDeFranceschi So sorry. Sending hugs and sympathy. 3y
mllemay So sorry for your loss 💔 3y
Melwilk I'm sorry. I know that is so hard. 3y
SoniaC Sorry for your loss. He was beautiful 3y
Suzze So sorry. I know you have a dog shaped hole in your heart. 🐾🐾🐾💕💕💕 3y
Laura317 I'm so sorry! Hugs!! 3y
Soscha I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Spikey 3y
Sarah1960 I have a Japanese Chin grandpuppy, who we love without boundaries. So I so understand your grief and am praying for you healing. Cherish all the wonderful memories 💕💕💕 3y
bookishkris Oh, so sorry about your loss. *hugs* 3y
Bookzombie I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs! 3y
moranadatter I'm sorry for you loss. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So sorry, our fur babies are the sweetest and so hard to let go of. 3y
Howseldomtheydo Sorry for your loss 😢 3y
StaceyKondla My sincere condolences - losing a fur baby is never an easy thing... 3y
TheApesOfWrath Thank ALL OF YOU for your kind words! I really love the Litsy community. 3y
NatalieR So sorry for your loss. Losing a four legged kid is the toughest. Sending you love and hugs. 🐾❤️ 3y
Chessa I'm so sorry. Sending virtual hugs. ❤️ 3y
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Today some dude asked for books about, "Hillary Clinton, the criminal." Should have given him this.

OSChamberlain What's criminal is that they'll be allowed to vote for trump 😑 3y
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The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has an ongoing kids program centered around reading featuring Ruby the Red Reading Panda. Obviously I'm obsessed with it.

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The Five Laws of Library Science | Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan
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Sometimes I get that Sunday night anxiety on Friday, staring at the long, dry weekend.

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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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God, this book is beautiful.

TeR Loved this book when I was little! 4y
britt_brooke We have this one! 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
Laura317 Such a sweet book! It was one of our Imagination Readers from Dolly Parton. 4y
Autumn ❤️❤️ 4y
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Fifty Mice | Daniel Pyne
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Hospital waiting room reads.

Laura317 Hope all turns out ok! 4y
MrBook Speedy recovery from whatever ails you. 4y
bookishkris Oh, hope everything is okay. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hate waiting rooms, but I love that I have an ebook on my phone now for anytime! 4y
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Crankenstein | Samantha Berger
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Working the library booth at the county fair! You better believe that's a "Make America Read Again" hat. And I tagged Crankenstein from the book baskets because that's who I'm going to be in three hours.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I need one of those hats! 4y
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I can see myself approaching the horizon.

SusanInTiburon I can't even see that horizon in my rear-view mirror any more! 😅 4y
Autumn So true! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha! That sounds about right! 4y
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I have yet to come across a single inspirational children's book about Donald Trump.

BookishFeminist But there is an excellent children's book satire! Lol 4y
TheApesOfWrath @BookishFeminist I saw that! My general philosophy is not to buy things that will be detritus by the next election cycle, but who knows.. 4y
BookishFeminist I have the same philosophy but boy is it tempting. Also I have never bought election gear but I am totally changing that for Hillary this year. 👍🏼 4y
TheWellReadOwl 😂😂 4y
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I bet she fucks it up.

BookishFeminist 😂😂😂 4y
LauraJ Thank you. I needed that 😹 4y
Smrloomis 😂😂😂👍🏽 4y
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TheApesOfWrath @BookishFeminist @LauraJ @Smrloomis Sometimes the laugh is all that gets me through... 4y
Mayread BEST CAPTION EVER. 4y
RealLifeReading 👍👍 4y
Owlizabeth 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂 4y
AmandaL Hahaha! Yep. 4y
Autumn 😆😂 4y
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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My library buddy Kristen and I were talking about giant books, two in particular. Infinite Jest, which I found unreadable, and A Little Life, which I loved. So of course she decides to check out Infinite Jest because apparently "unreadable" is her idea of fun.

MrBook Mine too! Excellent choice in friends 😎👍🏻. 4y
SoniaC Three cheers for those tackling the beast! 4y
TheApesOfWrath I just don't understand the appeal... 4y
britt_brooke I want to read Infinite Jest but it looks so daunting! 4y
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Women: A Novel | Charles Bukowski
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"Somebody asked me: "How do you write, create?" You don't, I told them. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It's like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out and kill it. Or if you like its looks, you make a pet out of it."

EliseWhitmore Just picked up two Bukowski books from my brother. They will be my first ☺️ 4y
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I don't know why everyone is posting bookmarks but here's mine! I made it. Also, I tagged Gyo because I finally convinced someone to check it out! (She's probably going to come back crying, but that's what she gets for listening to me).

LeahBergen It's great! 4y
TheApesOfWrath @LeahBergen Thanks! I started making collage postcards (and occasionally, bookmarks) in law school to keep myself from going insane. 4y
moranadatter It's in response to a post by @Liberty 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I LOVE this! 4y
[DELETED] 3323341091 Uzumaki and Fragments of Horror are great reads as well. 4y
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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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This is the one with ice-nine, right? Re-read.

Shortstack That it is and one of my favorites!! 4y
SoniaC Oh this is in my TBR patiently waiting it's turn. 4y
Caryl I loved this one when I read it in college. I'm due for a re-read! 4y
LauraBrook I've never read Vonnegut. Is this a good place to start? 4y
TheApesOfWrath @LauraBrook Yes? It's been a long time, but I think you can start pretty much anywhere. All clutch material. 4y
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The Blondes | Emily Schultz
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How to follow A Little Life? The obvious choice would be A Brief History, but this one looks way more fun. Also: ATWOOD.

MrBook I met her! Signed my copy too 😊. 4y
marita I really liked this one! I also took an online class with her and she's just lovely. 4y
BookBabe I was thinking we met her, @MrBook - glad I didn't imagine it. 😁 4y
MrBook @BookBabe 😉👍🏻 4y
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